I have a collection of half-written posts on my laptop, some of which I wrote at the tail end of 2015, stating that I hadn’t posted in a while or posted regularly and how I hoped to be back. I never published them; I’m still writing them. I haven’t lost my love of blogging at all; I admit, I just haven’t made the time for it recently.
Something I’ve come to realise is that I just can’t fit everything that I want to do in the 24 hours in a day, the seven days in a week, the four/five weeks we have in a month, the twelve months we have in a year. There’s spending time with those I love, there’s walks to be taken by the sea or through the forest on a glorious spring day, there are books to read, and a hundred unwritten stories in my brain. There are plays to see and new places to explore. There are hobbies to discover and old interests to pick up again. There’s my job to carry on throwing myself into.
But I thought recently: if I’m spreading myself too thinly, how will I ever succeed at the things I want to?
There’s no point to this post other than perhaps to find some reassurance that I’m not the only one who has felt like this. It’s a reminder that I’m still here (and reading!) and an apology that I haven’t read or commented on your blogs recently. It’s also a post in the hope that I will be back blogging regularly before too long.
9 thoughts on “So, I’ve been away a while”
I totally can relate to this phase. I’ve been going through it since summer of last year. I’m still brainstorming on how to explain it & think of solutions because I just don’t have them yet…
Thank you for sharing your experience. It’s comforting to know I’m not the only one.
But, we can’t be too hard on ourselves. We do this as an enjoyment. Sometimes we need a break & explore life in different manners.
Have a lovely Sunday 🎉
Thank you. I hope you find a solution but, like you say, we can’t be too hard on ourselves. Hope to see you back blogging when you feel ready 🙂 Have a lovely weekend 🙂
I know exactly what you mean. Although I love my blog and interacting with other bloggers, I alternate between going hard and stepping back and out. And sometimes I wonder what the heck I’m doing blogging anyway! It can be so much fun though. So you see how I waffle!
Perhaps stepping back sometimes is the key to keeping enthusiastic about blogging. You’re right, blogging is so much fun though!
I’m back and I agree!
Breaks are great for refurbishing that old enthusiasm. If we keep on blogging when we don’t have the time or motivation, then it can get to feel like a job. So I’ll look forward to seeing you whenever you’re ready to make your comeback!
Thank you 🙂 Yes blogging is a hobby after all!
It’s hard to keep everything spinning when so many things are calling for our attention. We all need to take a break every now and again, especially when time is tight. I’m glad to hear that you’re still reading, that’s the main thing (it would be awful if you’d lost your love of books). Looking forward to your return, Gemma, as and when you’re ready. All the best, Jacqui.
Thank you for your kind words, Jacqui 🙂